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Aug 28, 2013 8:00pm EDT
it be in america there was a sting. now that you understand you have more of a dialogue. realistically we stopped talking to our young people. hopefully it open to dialogue to take time and talk to her children. and listen to them and start by saying something like hello or giving a smile. i always say on a personal note it's an eye-opener and something we need to continue to try to embrace in our children and our community because it starts with us. thank you. >> thank you very much. >> i just want to say that that synergy i spoke of having all these organizations and these institutions all have to work together. i think that is key and perhaps your organization could be the one that starts the ball rolling and starts the communication but i think that does have to happen. >> as long as we can get some cards from you and you could give us some support that would be great. >> if i could add to that quickly also. one common thread through all of our work is we look to history and different kinds of history to find instances of structural oppression, the structural violence and racism and responses
Aug 26, 2013 8:30pm EDT
to one person. it belongs to the people of america and i think whoever lives in it should preserve its tradition and enhance it and leave something of themselves there. next on booktv author susan crawford talks about her book "captive audience" the telecom industry and monopoly power in the new gilded age. she argues that america's economic future could be threatened by other countries that have internet capabilities that are faster and cheaper. author andrew blum hosts this hour-long discussion. >> host: thank you for being here and thank you for doing this. >> guest: i've been looking forward to talking to you. >> host: what is the status of rock band in america today? >> guest: well we have a picture that is quite different than the other developed nations. we have got very high download speeds in america cable and local monopolies in each region of the country that dominate that market and sell for 85% of americans their only choice where they live is going to be their local cable monopoly. we don't have any of the fastest 25 cities in the world when it comes to internet access in
Aug 29, 2013 8:00pm EDT
as you know is one of america's most influential voices on cultural, political and education issues. he's the senior pfizer to project lead the way and on the advisory board of -- a chief education adviser to be in stock innovation. he is taught at boston university the university of texas at harvard and served as secretary of education under president reagan and was america's first drug czar under president george h.w. bush. it was the author of more than 24 books including to new york times number one bestsellers and the host of the old bennett's morning in america and has received more than 30 honorary degrees and as a final note a very long time ago bill and i were philosophy students together at williams college. bill will speak in a minute. he will be followed by david wilezol the co-author of "is college worth it?." david is the associate producer of the nationally syndicated bill bennett's morning in america and a contributor to the manhattan institute's higher education policy blog and at claremont institute fellow and studied greek and latin at the catholic university in washi
Aug 22, 2013 8:00pm EDT
the english fought for two years alone before america dribbled onto the scene and the english did and roosevelt in the american press spun the whole story. the invasion of north africa in 1942. there was no mention of the british being involved in the american press at first. he was a very interesting relationship between the three of them. >> one of the unsung heroes in the book is one of churchill's many aides of diarist who is also sort of a figure himself. he seems as if he really got the fly on the wall version. he drew on his work quite a bit. >> he should have kept a diary and he knew it. he could've been imprisoned for quite a long time but that diary opens the window onto churchill in private life during the war and everyone uses it. it's just absolutely marvelous because colville was with the prime minister at chamberlain's funeral if you will and it inner many many nights. on his foreign journeys so colville, colville's diaries are more accurate in the sense that churchill's remembrances -- of colville wasn't there they would only have churchill's word to take for every
Aug 7, 2013 8:00pm EDT
on and president obama's soaring rhetoric about the promise of america, life, liberty, justice and equality for all has already been forgotten by many. and i know that many, many people in america will not think of dr. king again until his holiday rolls around again next year. but i would like for us to pause tonight and think more deeply about the meaning of dr. king's life and his legacy and what it has to teach us about our nation's president. it seems particularly important for us to do that given that this year marks the 50th anniversary of the march on washington. 50 years have passed. 50 years have passed since king's voice soared over the washington monuments declaring his dream, i have a dream. it is a dream deeply wounded in the american dream. and yesterday while i was watching president obama's inaugural address i heard echoes of king's speech. i have a dream. and when i turned off my television set, i spent a few minutes reflecting on the question. are all of us, all of us truly welcome to share in this dream, the same dream that dr. king dreamed? most americans i'm sure can recite por
Aug 1, 2013 8:00pm EDT
with us, they'll be heading back to their home states across america. we had one of our pages, a page actually in the last group, from delaware, very proud of her and all the ones who have been here, maybe the best group we've ever had. even that guy from arkansas that you know whose mom used to sit here next to mark pryor and me. i want to thank the staff for their hard work for the course of this year. a good place i think instead of -- starting to act more like the senate of old and governing more from the center and democrats and republicans looking to find ways to work together often a wide range of issues. especially pleased with progress we made on federal student loan program and, again, trying to make sure the program is available at reasonable interest rate costs to make sure a lot of students, young and old, can if they need the help, sign up for student loans late this summer and this fall and be able to go back to school and complete their education. senator enzi used the numbers 80-20 and -- in the times i've known him, he's talked about the 80-20 rule which he may be th
Aug 30, 2013 8:00pm EDT
shouted back no america, america. i had thrown my passport at them i was born in washington d.c.. they would kick me in the stomach when i would get my breath back and as others join the firing squad i would say america, america. at some point they take the guns from our heads we believe because we were from the same country. they would have to pay a price for killing us that they would never have to pay for killing them. a red cross jeep pulled up and the driver of the red cross jeep picked up this old man who was in a sewer ditch next to us. every time the soldiers beat him he would put up his hands and a prayer sign and they would smash the buts of their rifles into his face. we drove off to a hospital and they stopped us to get away from us and we drove as a human mouse to the hospital. they hung off the top of the ge. at the hospital the doctors and nurses started to cry when they saw us. not because we were in worship and the people. that we were being dragged there. i think because of what we have represented. not just allen and i but i think americans. not just timor b
Aug 27, 2013 8:00pm EDT
difficult to get america to start mobilizing its defenses. so this period is full of conflicts, disputes, denials, and so forth. the second point is that one of the reasons why you have this kind of difference is the legacy of world war i. the end of world war i left a very bad taste in americans' mouths. didn't come out the way it was supposed to. the idealism got crushed. it ended up with very cynical treaty of versailles that set the stage for world war ii. there's the joke about we beat the germans since 1913 and they hardly bothered us since. they bothered us very much in the years to come. more important for the americans was how the war ended at home. number one, on the tail end of the war was the great flu epidemic of 1918-1919. which killed over 20 million people world side and quite a number of americans. that was a side car. number two, the american economy had ramped up to produce armaments for the war. most of those never got in the war. when we went into the war in april of 1917 we used mostly european weapons. for example, we started building airplanes. not a single americ
Aug 2, 2013 8:00pm EDT
topics. we are certainly very appreciative of his work on those disabled here in america, and what we can do to help those who have challenges ahead of them and how we can integrate them better in to 0 a work force and certainly improve our work force itself. as was mentioned health care remains one of the topics facing our governors across our nation. they are leading the effort in the area of health care cost containment how to encourage our population to take personal responsibility for their health care. become educate on various health care issues. and it's certainly one of the major cost drivers for our state budgets, and we certainly have a lot of federal legislation that is effecting our states and how we run our health care systems. so we're going to hear a time report on that. i should say on health care and have a special session. low we can deal with the health care system and cost containment. and our opening session we're also going to have a session on health and homeland security. and which we'll talk about providing for the health of our veterans. also helping provide bet
Jul 31, 2013 8:00pm EDT
be replaced by nameless faceless faraway bureaucrats. this is america. it's demoralizing and humiliating for me to debate for the liberty to do what i know best and for that which for that which i am well-trained. you must defend us from government and free us to take care of our patients. please join me in my oath to first do no harm. respectfully, thank you. >> thank you. click your microphone on right there before you talk. >> thank you. thank you very much mr. chairman and members of the committee for inviting me today. i look forward to trying to help evaluate whether the affordable care at premium assistance tax credits and subsidies should be fully available to all eligible individuals on aca prescribed exchanges whether they are facilitated by state governments or by the federal government. i believe that they should be. i believe that the treasury department's interpretation is correct, that reviewing courts must defer to it and they should not and will not overturn it. i co-panelists have a contrary claim. and they do so i believe because they adopt what i would respectfully ca
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